John came to Cambridge as a student from inner London. He has lived in the area ever since, working for local tech businesses until his retirement, and raising four sons with his wife Polly. John is now a parish councillor in Great Shelford and a trustee of a local children’s playground charity. For Jimmy’s he serves on the finance and communications sub-committees. John says ‘I have been blessed with a stable home life both as a child and as an adult. I hope working as a trustee for Jimmy’s alleviates the misery of homelessness and enables people to start living fuller lives’.